Marooned in Crater Lake

Marooned in Crater Lake by Alfred Powers

  “It does not seem so sublime at first, but the mote is in your own eye. It is great, great; but it takes you days to see how great. It lies 2,OOO feet under your feet, and as it reflects walls so perfectly that you cannot tell the wall from the reflection in the intensely blue water, you  have a continuous unbroken circular wall  of 24 miles to contemplate at a glance, all  of which lies 2,OOO feet, and seems to lie 4,OOO feet, below. Yet so bright, so intensely blue is the lake, that it seems at  times, from some points of view, to lift  right in your face.”


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